(HRNW) A federal grand jury has summoned Pat Cipollone; who worked as former President Donald Trump’s White House attorney; as part of its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 uprising; a source familiar with the situation told NBC News on Wednesday.
An administration official familiar with the investigation said last week; that the Justice Department is looking into then-President Donald Trump’s actions; leading up to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as part of its criminal investigation; into attempts to invalidate the 2020 election results. This confirms a Washington Post report.
According to the official, the investigation is not a criminal one into Trump; personally and is instead part of the department’s larger inquiry; into attempts to alter election results.
Regarding Cipollone’s subpoena, the Department of Justice; declined to comment.
Cipollone, a senior employee in the Trump administration; collaborated with the independent inquiry on Jan. 6 last month; conducted by the House Select Committee. Cipollone gave more than seven hours of testimony in private; earning the label of “important witness”; by panel vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.